Mass media--Ownership

Commentary

15 Nov 2018
10

With Fairfax shareholders voting next week on the merger with Nine, it’s a good time to consider how well the company’s journalism has weathered a period of enormous change.

Commentary

9 Nov 2018
7

There’s a good reason why the ACCC didn’t block the Fairfax–Nine merger, and it tells us why government policy needs to change.

Audio

8 Nov 2018
1

Nine Entertainment's takeover of the Fairfax Media empire looks set to be consummated after the competition regulator said it would not oppose the $4 billion deal.

Commentary

2 Aug 2018
9

Against expectations, Fairfax, Nine and the government are running up against the regulator.

Commentary

30 Jul 2018
7

Australian media ownership is already among the most concentrated in the world, but if the competition regulator approves the Nine-Fairfax deal, expect the race for survival to produce more mergers.

Audio

26 Jul 2018
5

Fairfax and Nine have announced a $4 billion merger.

Commentary

26 Jul 2018
21

If ever there was a time of grief for journalism in Australia, it is today, with the announcement that Nine Entertainment is taking over Fairfax Media.

Commentary

26 Jul 2018
9

Nine’s takeover is the logical outcome of bad media policy, and we’ll all live with the consequences, writes Margaret Simons.

Report

14 Feb 2018
165

This chronology is the second of a series which traces the story of media ownership concentration and control in Australia since 1901. The chronology in general focusses on government policies and regulations that have responded to, or attempted to pre-empt, a trend towards concentration that...

Commentary

18 Sep 2017
22

Despite Nick Xenophon’s efforts, less powerful players were squeezed out of the media reform deal.

Commentary

16 Sep 2017
14

The Turnbull Government risks worsening the concentration of media ownership in what is already one of the most concentrated media markets in the world, writes Lenore Taylor.

Audio interview

15 Sep 2017
27

Former ABC journalist, Quentin Dempster, says the federal government should implement a local content quota for Australian television.

Audio

14 Sep 2017
6

The Turnbull Government's media laws package is set to pass, after a deal was made last night clearing the way for a major industry shake-up.

Commentary

14 Sep 2017
24

Under the Turnbull Government's new rules, a company will be able to have television, radio and print outlets in the same market.

Audio

13 Sep 2017
9

There is no urgency for Ten Network creditors to sign off on a recommendation to sell the embattled broadcaster to the US television giant CBS, a court heard today.

Audio

28 Aug 2017
7

American broadcaster, CBS, has beaten out billionaires, Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon, to buy Network Ten.

Audio

24 Aug 2017
10

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose a proposed bid for the Ten Network by current shareholders, Bruce Gordon and Lachlan Murdoch.

Audio interview

8 Aug 2017
14

Long-awaited media reforms are due for debate in the Senate, and it can't come soon enough for the struggling television network, Channel Ten.

Guide

21 Jun 2017
268

This guide provides a listing of online information for sources relevant to Australian media and communications legislation, standards, policy and industry advocacy.

Commentary

19 Jun 2017
35

Australia has little diversity in its traditional media sector, especially its newspapers. Social media is not helping.

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